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we gen in the latest developments of the 85-year-old career veteran neil newman back home now for a few hours. nick smith is live, quite a relief for his family. >> this entire ordeal has been an emotional roller coaster. finally, it's over. >> good morning. i'm delighted to be home. >> reporter: before 85-year-old merrill newman would step in front of a flood of microphones which his son lee wife lee and son jeff, i caught this which my smartphone, some of his first steps back on u.s. soil. >> i want to thank the swedish embassy in pyongyang and the american embassy in by a jenning for all their help. it's been a great homecomeing and i'm tired, but i'm here which my family now and thank you all for the support we got
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and very much appreciated. >> mr. newman, can you tell us about your time in prison and how they treated you. >> reporter: seemingly overwhelm, newman discussed the act about them. his detention put further strain on diplomatic relations when north korea showed video to him reading a couldn't federal governments to war crimes. it wasn't clear if it was coerced. they said the korean war veteran whoover saw war time gorillas was released because he had apologized for his alleged crimes during the war and his age and medical condition as air force security escorted he and his family to a waiting car, i asked the question everyone wanted to know. >> what is the first thing you will do once you make it back to your door? >> probably take my shoes off. >> reporter: family say he is meeting with friend and family
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in santa cruz to celebrate his safe rush. >> before him, north korea detained six american, five have been either released or deported. the country is still holding kenneth bae now there for more than a year. he's a korean missionary sentenced to 15 years hard labor. he is accused of carrying a computer disc that contained pictures of starveing orphans living in north korea. now to the latest on our cold snap, the bay area saw snow overnight and higher elevations. the santa cruz mountains received snow early this morning. the 3-year-old loved it. >> we got up early, he loves the snow. it's the first time he's seen snow. >> a winter weather advisory for the santa cruz mountains ex350ird this morning. they captured them atop mount hamilton. the weekend forecast calls for
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more below freezing temperatures in parts of the bay area, but it's not likely these peaks will get any more snow this weekend. four men in the south bay died in the extremely cold weather in response santa clara officials are encouraging homeless to stay in local shelters. the county is standing out blankets and sox. all the victims died from hyperthermia. meteorologist lee glaers says our coldest day is still yet to come. let's trek in which her. >> last notice we had the clouds and the rain. so that gets temperatures a little warmer than the previous night. not so tonight or tomorrow night. you will see on doppler leavep hd the clouds are starting to move out of the area. most of the moisture has exited as well. in the sierra, we are picking up light snow here and there. all of these winter storm and
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snow advisories have been canceled in the sierra and lake tahoe area. much of the bay area except for san francisco from 2:00 in the morning sunday until 9:00p subfreezing temperatures. if those pipes could burst as well as increased risk as we have been telling you. hypothermia and also tomorrow is a spare the air day, so no wood burning. temperatures tonight in the 20s inland and even colder for our monday morning. we'll take a look at those numbers coming up in events. >> lee, thank you so much. the storm is dumping lots of snow in lake tahoe much to the delight of skiers and snowboarders. you are getting a skier's perspective. kirklandsle says it received 2 to 3 feet of fresh snow in the last 24 hours. let's take a live look. this is heavenly mountain resort. while conditions on the slopes are great the roads are another story. take caution if driving.
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chains are required on interstate-80 t.chp believes wet roads and speed likely contributed to a deadly accident in san jose. a car slammed into a tree just after midnight near moorepark avenue. one man was killed. he was the only person in the car. no word yet on whether alcohol was a factor. >> stores along san francisco's union street are hoping the cold will keep people from coming out for the holiday tradition t. annual celebration of light is under way. john alwayston aaalston joins us which more. >> reporter: the entire industry has been turned into a festival, of sorts. how are you? over here we have some balloon animals and hats being made. this is fortune cookies. do the honor. look at that. >> merry christmas, happy holidays. >> back at you.
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p year, the beg attraction is hay ride, a pair of clydesdales have been giving hey rides to people in a carriage. folks have been lined up all gaye day. every block is filled which something to attracting residents and visitors from across the country. >> it was really fun and we saw frosty and a nut cracker and someone who looks like an elf. we thought ponies that you can ride, it was super fun down, slika. there are pony rides, a chance to meet the snow queen, also jugglers and face painting as we saw later in the month. the celebration will include an ugly sweater contest. again this goes to the months to draw people here. some merchants will be
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validating parking. live in san francisco which a balloon on my head, john alston, nbc 7 news. >> john, you look better than you ever have. this photo was taken in sabatha pole. the north bay has been getting the brunt, lows will be in the low- to mid-20s for the next several nights and here is a snowy view north of mendocino county. and stay in the know about the snow, rain and cold weather with the abc 7 news weather app. it will give hourly weather forecast and severe weather alerts. download it free at nbc 7 new details on breaking fuse we first brought you on abc news at 11:00. a water main that flooded homes in castro valley has now been repaired. the pipe ruptured around 7:00 last night in the area of seven hills drive and santa maria
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avenue. today a big cleanup effort began. you can see emergency response, crews cleaning up a mighty mess. water service was restored to the area around 8:00 this morning. utility officials tell abc 7 news the rupture of the 12-inch main ruptured between 4 and 11 homes. they said the pipe was old, dating back possibly to the known 20s or '40s, but a specific cause of the brick is not yet known t.chp tweeted this picture of a sinkhole caused by that watermain break. check it out. it swal load a fire engine. heavy towing machines were used to pull the fire truck out of that sinkhole. a scene of celebration, not morning as south africa remembers are leader who shaped a new nation. >> ahead for the first time, nelson mandela family reacts publicly to his passing. also, a reported decision by the sonoma sheriff's department is
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♪ thank you grandma for the dolls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ i'm ninja kicking through the halls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ mom's posting pictures on your wall. ♪ ♪ that's my kind of holiday. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no.
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♪ i picked it out in a snap ♪ what made it genius ♪ was my camouflage wrap ♪ that's my kind of holiday [ music playing ] >> as darkness fell, mourners celebrated the life of former south african president nelson mandela outside his home in johannesburg today, tributes mounted on the sidewalk while members of the mandela family spoke out for the first time since the human rights leader passed away on thursday. >> as a family, we are humbled
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by the messages of condolences and support. we continue to receive from government and people of the world. >> here in the bay area, there will be a memorial book for people to pay tribute to nelson mandela starting monday in oakland, san mateo and hayward. on wednesday, san francisco will hold a specific memorial to remember mandela's life and legacy at city hall. today marks the 72nd anniversary of pearl harbor, described by a day of infamy by franklin delano roosevelt. the attack brought the japanese into the second world war. marines and sailors were killed in the u.s. base in hawaii. disabled american veterans held a rally to remember pearl harbor. they are calling for lenlslation to protect fundling regarding the recent shutdown. >> so what this would insure is that even though the government shuts down, our veterans will still be taken care of.
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>> about 2,500 people gathered at pearl harbor this morning, they observed a moment of silence the moment the bombing began. about 50 survivors returned to pearl harbor for the ceremony. the sonoma sheriff county deputy who shot and killed a 13-year-old is going back to work. he will return to work in an ad administrative capacity next week. he has been on leave sense okay 22nd the day he shot andy lopez. lopez was walking in his santa rosa neighborhood with the plastic air soft rifle. he believed it was a real gun and says lopez refused to drop it. community activists have held multiple protests demanding justice for lopez. a setback to lure the oakland as south. that's ahead. and what is behind his return to san francisco and why the city police chief did this on one of the coldest days of the year. speaking of cold, we are
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. >> we are learning today that major league baseball decided months ago to move to san jose. it's in a letter from commissioner bud selig dated june 17th. that was disclosed yesterday in a federal court. san jose, which has been trying to lure them sued the next day claiming indiana trust investigations. the giants have always opposed the move south saying they had territorial rights to the region. the famous bat kid returned to san francisco on a mission to help others. miles scott started the 5k run/walk at the fundraiser for the make a wish foundation. it's a holiday triathlon of sorts. a 5k could dip in the bay, you saw the chief and fire chief was there, too there was a cable car pull and get this, giants all star matt cane said he was inspired and he is pledgeing to
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match up to $50,000 in donations to the executive director patricia wilson for this event. i got to be there. i want to thank them personally for being there to emseechl it was a great day. doing good this holiday season could make you $7,000 richer. go to the abc 7 news face b.c. pavenlth take the pledge to give where you live. which each pledge we will do nate $1 in your honor to feed america food banks up to $75,000. everyone who takes the pledge will be entered to when cash, winner will be announced december 17th. spread and help us give where you live. >> the rain was out of here, a nice sunny day today, lee, still cold. >> very cold. live doppler 7 hd showing you we have a few clouds here and there. most of the moisture has moved on out of the area a. few live flurries still in the sierra, nevada. other than that, get ready for some calm wind tonight and some clear sky. a nice shot.
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san francisco 46 right now. 45 redwood city. halfmoon bay, you can see a hazy sky there. napa 46. nevada already 43. 46 right now in concord. san jose right now checking in which a few high clouds here and there. here is a look at our forecast highlights, freeze warning overnight for much of the bay area. sunny and cool for your sunday and warming, yes, warming is expected as we head no next week. you can clearly see that jet stream really just pushing south. another cool pocket of cold air will settle over the area tonight and tomorrow. it looks like it will be tuesday and wednesday before things really start to warm up around here. and as we take a look at our overnight lows tonight, yeah, remember, pets, plants and your pipes as temperatures in the north bay below freezing. santa rosa 28. we'll go 38 for san francisco, there palo alto, low 30s to
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upper 20s in the livermore area. livermore 29 degrees. let me take you through the next two to three days.#gf1 you will see on sunday, generally in the 20s, 30s around the bay. you are freezing around the coast. it looks like monday could be the coldest morning which temperatures inland near 20 degrees. possibly in the upper teens. keep that in mind. as we get into tuesday, temperatures will moderate a little bit more. in fact, here's a look at what you can expect in livermore, 29 by early tomorrow morning. >> 26 for as a le for your monday and then check out by thursday, friday and saturday temperatures will climb back up kind of where they should be for this time of year in the 30. you can see the clear sky that will be which us for the most part tomorrow. we may see a few little straggly cloud, that is about it.
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9:00 a.m. tomorrow, a little cloudiness him we will start to dry out and it will be a breezy and cool day for your sunday. in fact, here is a lock at the game forecast. if you are headed there, bundle up. 48, yeah, kickoff 1:25 and then as sun begins to set, boy, the temperatures will bottom out, that is into the 40. highs tomorrow still chilly. 40s we go for 50 for oakland. things will start to get a little bit better for us tuesday, wednesday and thursday. temperatures, daytime highs climbing back up fore60 degrees. we still have to deal which cold overnight temperatures. temperatures will start to moderate, daytime temperatures by the mid to the latter part of the workweek. >> yay, upper 50s. >> what is cooking in college football? >> a little bit of everything. we try to narrow it down to the final two for the national title
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game. sec title game has auburn and missouri in the hunt. find out next in sports. ♪ i love it! ♪ thank you grandma for the dolls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ i'm ninja kicking through the halls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ mom's posting pictures on your wall. ♪ ♪ that's my kind of holiday. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the importan and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible.
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♪ i picked it out in a snap
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♪ what made it genius ♪ was my camouflage wrap ♪ that's my kind of holiday . >> well, auburn upsets alabama last week. perhaps the best level to the hail mary game, now was that victory? auburn faces missouried the for the sec title former heisman froef winner bo jackson looking
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to get in the game. auburn strikes back. marshall fakes out the defense and the camera. 38 yards for the touchdown. missouri answers. james franklin, perfect strike 28 yard pitch and catch. they put up a championship record 55 first half points. recovers for the score. over 500 yards rushing on the game. led the way, 52 yard run, tackled out of bound, three plays later, three-yard touchdown. this game is a shootout. it looks like auburn is over the top in the 4th quarter. oklahoma. oklahoma state, first quarter jalen saunders on the punt return for oklahoma. bugs it outside. he's gone. 54 yard, game tied at 7.
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bob stoups holding nothing back, trailing in the 3rd. 8 yards to michael honeycutt. sooners trailing again, corner of the end zone, saunders got it. stoups is jacked. oklahoma wins 33-34. o.k. state eliminated with the loss. the calls to beth teams early. tied at 3 in the third. 11 yards to antoine goodly. bear, next drive. levi norwood, 287 yards in the air. after a defensive interception, he ices it. 18-yard touchdown run. baylor wins the big 12. they will likely get an invite to the bowl. sherwood country club and thousand oaks, tiger woods and 17 of his best friend in the
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mutual world challenge. johnson regained the lead until tiger gave him a share of the lead at 11 under. he hit a tree on 12. tiger runs away with the tournament, but 3-putt 13 after sticking his approach, woods birdies, leads by 2 shots at 11 under. salt lake facing off at the mls cup 76 minutes. collins off the quarter kick, tied at 1. doll lens tenth round scores again. lovell palmer extends the match. oh my goodness. how bad does he feel? >> your 2013 mls champs. florida state-duke on deck. seminoles when. they're in the national title game. stick around for after the g
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